Short Interest Change: Staples Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPLS) Just Reported Decreased Shorts

November 16, 2016 - By Clifton Ray   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Change: Staples Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPLS) Just Reported Decreased Shorts

The stock of Staples Incorporated (NASDAQ:SPLS) registered a decrease of 3.43% in short interest. SPLS’s total short interest was 16.49 million shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 3.43% from 17.08 million shares, reported previously. With 5.25 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 3 days to cover their SPLS’s short positions. The short interest to Staples Incorporated’s float is 2.55%. About 2.42 million shares traded hands. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) has declined 20.41% since April 14, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 25.10% the S&P500.

Staples, Inc. is a provider of products and services for business clients and consumers. The company has a market cap of $5.79 billion. The Firm offers a selection of products, Websites and mobile platforms, and a range of copy, print and technology services. It currently has negative earnings. The Firm operates through three business divisions, which include North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial and International Operations.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.12 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 1.15 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 67 funds sold all Staples, Inc. shares owned while 131 reduced positions. 57 funds bought stakes while 164 increased positions. They now own 539.26 million shares or 7.39% less from 582.27 million shares in 2016Q1.
New Mexico Educational Retirement Board has 75,339 shares for 0.03% of their US portfolio. Connor Clark Lunn Invest Mngmt Limited accumulated 14,300 shares or 0% of the stock. Trust Of Vermont last reported 94 shares in the company. Point72 Asia (Hong Kong) Ltd owns 200 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Louisiana State Employees Retirement System has 0.02% invested in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) for 42,400 shares. Commonwealth Natl Bank Of last reported 0.02% of its portfolio in the stock. Norinchukin Financial Bank The owns 33,899 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Morgan Stanley accumulated 1.92M shares or 0.01% of the stock. Schroder Inv Mgmt, a Maine-based fund reported 27.13M shares. Flossbach Von Storch Ag reported 13,530 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Schooner Investment Grp Limited Com, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 5,000 shares. Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Mngmt accumulated 0.01% or 50,662 shares. Northwest Investment Counselors has 0.17% invested in the company for 35,765 shares. Moreover, Macquarie Grp Ltd has 0% invested in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) for 287,700 shares. Baldwin Brothers Incorporated Ma holds 0% of its portfolio in Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) for 765 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since June 30, 2016, the stock had 1 insider purchase, and 1 insider sale for $105,797 net activity. $1,268 worth of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) was bought by Ferrand Paul-Henri. Shares for $107,065 were sold by Williams Michael on Thursday, June 30.

Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) Ratings Coverage

Out of 10 analysts covering Staples Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), 1 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 9 “Hold”. This means 10% are positive. Staples Inc. has been the topic of 17 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Evercore upgraded the shares of SPLS in a report on Thursday, July 30 to “Hold” rating. Jefferies maintained Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) on Monday, March 7 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Credit Suisse given on Monday, March 7. Citigroup maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $8.50 target price in Friday, May 20 report. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 23 by Deutsche Bank. The stock of Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 23 by Bank of America. Telsey Advisory Group downgraded Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) rating on Tuesday, December 8. Telsey Advisory Group has “Market Perform” rating and $12 price target. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Zacks. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of SPLS in a report on Thursday, November 19 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Citigroup given on Monday, August 24.

SPLS Company Profile

Staples, Inc. (Staples), incorporated on January 23, 1986, is a well-known provider of services and products for business clients and consumers. The Firm offers a selection of products, Websites and mobile platforms, and a range of copy, print and technology services. The Firm operates through three business divisions, which include North American Stores & Online, North American Commercial and International Operations. The Firm serves businesses of all sizes and clients in North America, Europe, Australia, South America and Asia. The Company’s delivery business enables clients to place their orders online.

More news for Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Is Staples A High-Dividend Yield Value Trap?” on November 15, 2016. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Opportunity Lurks In The Upcoming Staples Report” and published on November 09, 2016 is yet another important article.

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